Sunderland are reportedly eyeing a deal to bring Wigan striker, Will Grigg to the Stadium of Light this month in a possible loan deal according to the Daily Mail (Print edition, page 72, 08/01).
Grigg has fallen down the pecking order at the Championship club and will be keen to have his short-term future resolved in the near future.
The Northern Irish forward has made ten starts this season, and has netted four goals in a positive start to the season for Wigan.
Even though Grigg may not have the most prolific record at Championship level, but his record in League One certainly makes good reading.
In the 2017/2018 season, Grigg scored 19 goals, which is slightly less than he managed the season before when he netted 25 goals.
So his record at League One level is excellent and Sunderland will hope to strike a deal with him in the near future to add to their already impressive firepower.
But would Grigg be a good enough signing for Sunderland?
Grigg would be another exciting addition for the Black Cats.
He’s one of those players that don’t cut it at Championship level, but is superb in League One.
He’s scored some crucial goals for Wigan in the past, and he’d be an unreal signing for Sunderland this month.
It’d be an unbelievable signing.
Grigg has shown in the past, most recently with Wigan, that he is an absolute monster when it comes to scoring third-tier goals.
He could prove the difference when it comes to the race for automatic promotion.
This would be a good bit of business for Sunderland.
Grigg is a proven goalscorer at League One level, and he could be the missing piece to their promotion jigsaw.
But Sunderland fans will be praying that Grigg isn’t being targeted as Josh Maja’s replacement.